Over the past five weeks, Tobago has not reported a single death from COVID-19, with the island’s death toll from the disease holding steady at 287, as at Saturday, December 17.
That’s according to the latest weekly update from the Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection, in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), covering the period Sunday 11 to Saturday 17 December 2022.
The most recent COVID-19-related death was reported during the week of 6-12 November 2022. At that time, the deceased was said to be an unvaccinated person. Prior to that death being reported, there had been no COVID-19 related deaths for three weeks.
The THA Health Division report notes five more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tobago, last week. The number of active infections was five, as at Saturday, December 17. This represents slight drop from the previous week (December 4-10, 2022), at which time there were four active cases.
In addition, the Health Division confirms that one patient—unvaccinated against COVID-19—was hospitalised last week in Tobago.
The Tobago COVID-19 update also reports that patients continue to survive the disease as four people were certified as recovered from COVID-19 during the period December 11-17, 2022.
A total of 10,995 in Tobago have recovered from COVID-19 since March 2020—up from 10,991 the previous week.